November 14, 2013

Oakland Says Beckie Francis Fired for Mentally Abusing Players

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(from USA Today, November 11, 2013) Beckie Francis was Oakland University’s women’s basketball Head Coach until she was fired from her position on June 12 of this year for allegedly mentally and emotionally abusing her players. Francis’ role as head coach has since been filled, but the issue is anything but resolved and brings up […]

October 31, 2013

Jackie Robinson’s Legacy Recedes on Baseball Rosters

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(from The New York Times, October 29, 2013) The first time the St. Louis Cardinals and the Boston Redsox faced each other in the World Series was 1946. That year there wasn’t a single African-American on either roster; 67 years later, there is only one. Reviewing the historic World Series battles of these two teams […]

September 19, 2013

Baseball Resumes Near Site of Navy Yard Shooting

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(from USA Today, September 17, 2013) Just 24 hours removed from the mass shooting at Navy Yard, a secure military facility in Washington DC, the MLB returned to the nation’s capital. After yesterday’s game between the Braves and the hometown Nationals was canceled because of the ballpark’s close proximity to the shooting, the two teams […]

March 27, 2013

WBC: Global Reach, but Still Grasping in U.S.

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(from Sports Business Journal, March 25, 2013) The Dominican Republic was crowned champions of the World Baseball Classic this year at AT&T Park, wrapping up what was statistically the most successful WBC ever. Record event attendance was set at 885,212. TV ratings hit historical highs in many different countries, online views from WorldBaseballClassic.com were more […]